Sculpt out an hour to visit Conway’s amazing, new gallery Art On The Green! The business, which opened in September 2013, is located on Bob Courtway Drive and is much more than a showcase for art.
Local resident Nina Ruth Baker is the gallery visionary. “Nina has recorded visual memories her entire life using oil painting and beautiful watercolors. Many in Conway and beyond have her work in their homes,” shared Brenda McClain, gallery director for Art On The Green. The business has proven successful.

Conway resident Bonnie McKay teaches classes at Art On The Green, and her own work has been available at Pictures Etc. in Conway for 25 years. She is married to Jim McKay, her self-described encourager. Women’s, Inc. had a chance to learn about her experiences as a local artist.

Q: How did you get started in art?

Two women learn the art of highlighting, contouring

Makeup can do a lot for a woman’s face: Define cheekbones, brighten eyes and fill out thin lips, for example. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to know what to buy and how to use it when there are so many options at the drug store or make up counter. Why do I need bronzer? What do I do with a highlighting powder?
The art of highlighting and contouring — using makeup lighter and darker than your normal shade to emphasize certain parts of your face — may seem difficult and time consuming, but Robin Moore with Harrington & Co. demonstrated for WINC Magazine how simple it can be.

1. A “go-to” white shirt - Pick something you’re comfortable wearing! Linen, cotton, silk or whatever feels best to you is perfect. There is no better basic in my opinion, so easy and chic. From T-shirts to bottom down, these are closet essentials!
2. Denim shorts - There is a perfect pair of denim shorts for every age and body type. Don’t let them scare you! If shorts aren’t your thing, opt for some light-weight denim!

Ham Quiche with Cream Cheese Crust, Spinach Salad with Creamy Dressing, and Baked Cinnamon Roll Cake

Instead of calling up your best girlfriends, create invitations designed to grab their attention. Use recipe cards for your invites, writing the recipe for one of the dishes your friends always rave about on the front and the invitation information on the reverse, along with a note promising to prepare the dish featured on the front of the card.
Show your guests where to sit by creating engaging placecard alternatives. Instead of a standard paper placecard, have each guest’s name embroidered onto a napkin and place it where you hope the guest sits.

A Liveable Art Portfolio

Fletcher Smith’s Jewelers’ Gemologist Cindy Hudson says her home is a hobby that she happens to live in.
Not the glue gun and tape kind of hobby, but a new kind of DIY with a personal touch of sophistication.
Each room in the three bedroom, two and a half bath home on Turnberry Drive has been uniquely decorated to elicit an atmosphere, mood or feeling, much like the way Cindy feels about art.
One of Cindy’s strong beliefs and mottos is that art is just as important as physical health.

Heroes for Hope
races planned
for April 19
On Saturday, April 19, the Children’s Advocacy Alliance will host their annual race as a part of child abuse prevention and awareness month.
Heroes for Hope is a 5K & 10K timed race open to runners, walkers, families and corporate teams. Starting and ending at Simon Park in Downtown Conway, the races are certified by the USATF. There is also a 1K superhero race for kids ages 10 and under (parent can run too). Capes and tights are optional but they sure make it more fun.

By Courtney Spradlin

An elderly woman who could no longer care for her elderly dog will rest easy now knowing “Tic” is well fed, loved, and will live out the remainder of her days in warmth and happiness.
Tic, who was given the name by her former owner due to the amount of fleas and ticks that covered her when she was found, is a 12-year-old hound mix with a heart condition.

By Andrea Lennon

What type of picture does your life paint? Is it a picture of peace or strife, patience or frustration, calm or chaos? Whether we realize it or not, our lives paint a picture for all to see. To me, one of the most amazing parts of my relationship with Jesus is that my life can paint a picture that is more about Him and less about me. This type of picture does not happen naturally. In fact, this type of picture goes against the norm of our culture as well as the natural tendencies of our heart.

By Jessica Zimmerman

Easter is the perfect excuse to host a bright and fun brunch for family and friends! Here are my must-haves for the perfect Easter tablescape:
• A colorful tablecloth with a springlike pattern. I particularly love the color palette and the floral print on this linen.
• A fresh floral centerpiece. Nothing says spring more than fresh flowers!
• A bit of whimsy. The bunnies and eggs add the perfect touch to this table. Notice how everything on the table is full of color, but the bunnies and the eggs are in contrasting brown hues, allowing them to make their subtle statement.

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